tv CBS 5 Eyewitness News at Noon CBS September 23, 2011 12:00pm-12:30pm PDT
your realtime captioner is linda marie macdonald. good afternoon, everybody. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm grace lee. we begin in berkeley. fueled by anger over increasing costs, violence erupts on the uc-berkeley campus. >> students and uc police clashed last night in the lobby of a university building. anne makovec is live in berkeley where a second day of demonstration were hinted at. >> reporter: they were supposed to be here at tollman hall which they occupied last night, they were supposed to be here again at 10 a.m. but so far there was no protestors as far as what i can tell, a different picture from last night when there were
about five dozen protestors in the area making themselves heard. reporter: they call it an occupation of tollman hall a way to protest increasing costs of a uc education. this video from youtube shot by the campus newspaper. daily californian. you can see the makeshift shields protestors are wielding, cardboard, foam and plastic made to look like giant books. >> these were actually pretty strong shields, and they pinned an officer with two of these shields and somebody tried to grab her gun belt. >> reporter: he said they ended up grabbing her bullets. two arrests were made for felony assault of a peace officer. police say they were not uc students. >> i don't know if they are professional protestors. we have seen them at other protests here in berkeley and in oakland. so, you know, it's unfortunate that they have come and interrupted the message the students are trying to get out. >> reporter: police say seven
officers were injured as they tried to move in to close the building at around 10 p.m. last night. >> another person behind you with a shield, and they went together like this. so they pinned the officer between the shield. >> both stood their crowd. >> reporter: the protestors say police were blocking them into the building as they tried to leave. >> they used force appropriately to defend themselves and take people into custody. >> reporter: and today, this is what the rooms that have been occupied look like. tollman isn't open for class because it's not seismically safe. many uc students are hoping it will stay quiet today. >> they are misguided. they should work within the system to find a solution. >> reporter: so i did email the address that we have seen on several of the protest signs asking when and where they're planning to resume this. and i have not heard back.
in berkeley, anne makovec, cbs 5. a brief standoff at a san jose denny's came to a peaceful conclusion this morning. police say a man armed with a knife entered the restaurant on blossom hill road just after 4:30 this morning. he demanded that everyone leave the building. 90 minutes laided he surrendered. the standoff -- 90 minutes later, he surrendered. police shut down the surrounding streets. no gun was found. an early report on what may have caused the air show crash in reno. federal investigators are looking at evidence that a piece of the plane fell off as it was in the air. the summary of evidence collected following the tragedy puts the number of injured now at 74. 11 people are dead including the pilot, jimmy leeward. a final report is expected to take months. executives from the bay area solar energy company solyndra appeared before congress. but they said very little.
>> i respectfully decline to answer any questions. >> both the ceo and chief financial officer invoked their fifth amendment rights and declined to testify. solyndra went bankrupt after receiving a $535 million loan from the energy department in 2009. in the meantime, the company is now being criticized for how the money was spent. the "washington post" reports $344 million went towards the construction of a new factory in fremont, but unknown amounts were spent on brand-new unused equipment and a state-of-the- art conference room which included glass walls that could be made opaque at the flip of a switch. after avoiding a shutdown in april, narrowly averting default in august, the u.s. government is in serious financial trouble again. bail passed in april that funded federal -- a bill passed in april that funded federal operations expires september 30. both parties are at odds over aid for recent disaster victims. the republican proposal would
give fema $3.7 billion in funding by cutting loan programs for automakers. democrats say that plan is dead on arrival. >> we are willing to be reasonable. we're not willing to vote unreasonably. >> they can vote no. but what they're in essence doing is voting to spend more money. >> democrats counter with a plan that doubles the republican fema funding but doesn't specifically say how to pay for it. fema's disaster fund could dry up next week. meanwhile, president obama announcing changes to the "no child left behind" act. states now will be allowed to opt out of certain portions of the initiative. it requires public schools to meet targets aimed at making all students proficient in reading and math by the year 2014. up to 82% of the nation's schools could miss a target and they could lose federal education dollars. the oakland unified school board is about to decide which campuses to close in order to
save money. at least 8 schools are being considered for closure. the superintendent will present a list of his recommendations tomorrow. the board is expected to make final decision late next month. in other bay area headlines, governor brown signed into law bail that requires amazon.com and other internet sites to collect sales taxes on purchases made by californians. proponents say this will save and create jobs establishing a level playing field for brick and mortar retailers. a vigil is planned tonight for a campbell woman who was carjacked, kidnapped and then murdered. the suspect paul ray castillo is in custody facing charges in this case as well as for other crimes. and the first human case of west nile virus has been confirmed in contra costa county. health officials confirm a 49- year-old east county woman tested positive for the disease yesterday. she is expected to make a full recovery. the heroism of a 9-year-old boy has left a lasting
impression on people in a san jose neighborhood. stephanie chuang reports on the efforts to avert a future tragedy. >> now. you've learned how to push. let's talk about the race. >> reporter: she remembers when her husband almost drowned. she jumped into the water and got him out. >> at that time, i have no idea what is cpr, what is first aid. >> reporter: so she came to the pool where she lives bringing her daughters. they learned hands-only cpr straight from san jose firefighters and paramedics. it was also here not two months ago when another child who showed up jumped into the pool to rescue a toddler girl and her grandfather, who nearly drowned. as they waited for first responders, neighbors pumped their chest essentially saving their lives. >> when the citizens jump in, sometimes they're already breathing and they're talking to us. so it does work. >> i really wanted like to learn cpr because it like helps saving people's lives. >> reporter: and for this, just remember two steps.
first, dial 911. and then with the victim, target the center of the chest. >> using the palm of your hand and you're over them, arms are straight and then you just push down hard and fast. and see how that's going to pump blood? that's where your heart is. >> reporter: firefighters say this summer alone there were nine near drownings but this cpr knowledge can save lives outside of the pool anytime someone suffers from sudden cardiac arrest. >> i can help saving lives like michaan singh did. >> is he a hero. he is. >> reporter: stephanie chuang, cbs 5. >> she is into the spirit of it. coming up a wild week on wall street. what's speaking the market plus a look at the -- what's spooking the market. a look at the numbers coming up. why president obama is pushing back against the proposal for palestinian statehood. >> all eyes are on the sky as the nasa satellite heads toward earth. i'll tell you where scientists
think it may hit. i'm tina kraus in london. the story is coming up. hi, i'm meteorologist lawrence karnow in the cbs 5 weather center. time to finalize those weekend plans. could we willly see rain on the first weekend -- could we really see rain on the first weekend of fall? coming up. closed captioning of eyewitness news is brought to you by shreve & co. jewelers, a san francisco original. ,, the "mystery spot". not a mammal in this household is willing to lay claim to its origin. we may never know. let that sink in, people. we may never know.
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abbas has submitted an application to the u.n. he argues two decades of peace talks have failed to bring palestine statehood. but president obama telling the general assembly it can only be achieved through direct negotiations with israel. >> peace will not come through statements and resolutions at the united nations. if it were that easy, it would have been accomplished by now. >> abbas is asking the united nation to move quickly on the issue, but the security council could take months to vote on the request, continuing the stalemate. and we are back in range. nasa scientists say that that 6- ton satellite that's hurting toward earth could strike somewhere in the u.s.! scientists say it's coming down slower than expected and that's why they keep changing the prediction on where it will land. tina kraus with more on this potential strike zone. >> reporter: scientist say this 6-ton satellite is on a crash course with earth. >> it's coming into the atmosphere and it's going to burn up and probably drop some debris someplace on the planet.
>> reporter: nasa says it probably won't hit the u.s. but will scatter debris over a 500- mile area somewhere on the globe. experts are tracking the satellite's path at radar station around the world including here in england. computer models show it falling in the south pacific, but nobody knows for sure. >> just the size and shape of the object, it's impossible for anyone using any of the resource we have across the globe to actually predict where and exactly when this object will be reentering. >> reporter: to give you an idea of the size of the satellite, it's as big as this double-decker bus. most of it will burn up, but two dozen chunks of metal will plummet to earth. the heaviest weighs over 300 pounds. >> no, sir satellites when they come down, they're smaller, they burn up and no one is any one the wiser. this one because of its size is a little more significant. >> we have main engine start. >> reporter: nasa launched the research satellite in 1991 to study the ozone layer but took it out of service in 2005.
it's the biggest nasa spacecraft to fall from the sky in 32 years. scientists say since water covers most of the earth, they expect a splash rather than a crash. the odds of debris hitting any one person on the planet are very slim, just one in 21 trillion n . in london, tina kraus, cbs 5. >> i like those odds. >> too many pieces. >> could ruin your day. a frozen threat. why an ice cream flavor has a number of mothers upset. plus, a beautiful day for a swim in the bay. the message that these firefighters are sending with every stroke. temperatures expected to be hot for one more day. but big changes for the weekend. we will have details coming up next.
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alcatraz. we have a great weekend coming up. we are in for big changes. a lot of sunshine out there today. let's enjoy the view. hot temperatures beginning to develop in some of the interior valleys. different story at the coastline, patchy fog early on and thick in spots. you can see just that thin layer toward the golden gate. but if you're caught in that out toward the beaches, feeling pretty cool out there for today. still, we are going to watch those temperatures soar inland up into the 90s so hot for one last day, then a big cooldown coming for the weekend. 70s and 80s around the bay and 60s at the coastline. tonight patchy fog at the coast, partly cloudy, mid- to high-level clouds moving in across our skies as well, some of that moisture coming up from the south, part of this system right here that's bringing some showers, even the possibility of some thunderstorms up into the monterey bay. but here's what's going to impact our weekend right here.
this whole trough going to start to slide in toward the coastline, ushering in much cooler temperatures outside and the possibility of isolated showers north of the golden gate bridge. expect 100 sacramento, 99 fresno, possibilities of thunderstorms over the high sierra nevada. around the bay we're looking at 86 degrees in san jose. 82 in palo alto. and about 80 in hayward. east bay temperatures up into the 90s in many spots. as you make your way into san francisco, mostly sunny 72. 76 oakland. 74 degrees in berkeley. next few days, we are going to see big changes in the weather, the first full weekend of fall, partly cloudy skies as we head in toward sunday with a slight chance of some showers. i think warmer weather as we head in toward next tuesday and wednesday. by the way. did we mention?! [ laughter ] >> there is a big game this weekend. >> no! >> we have the raiders and the jets. from you headed there, partly -- if you are headed there, partly cloudy skies, 67 degrees. i think it's going to be a great game and sticking with the raiders. >> like last week?
despite last week. >> that's a true fan. >> i expect no less, lawrence. >> if you went with the jets, we would throw out anyway, right? there are a lot of boys who dream of playing baseball but can't because of the equipment is too expensive. sharon chin shows us how this week's jefferson award winner is changing all of that. reporter: >> what time is it? >> baseball! >> reporter: time to shine for children like 8-year-old harold bledsoe when the oakland babe ruth baseball league starts. >> i like baseball the most of all sports. >> reporter: but his mom the coach worries they couldn't afford to realize his baseball dreams. >> with my son harold, we probably wouldn't be able to play. >> reporter: but jeff humphrey pitched in with save. >> come on, guys! we're going to unload some gear. >> reporter: jeff and his son jack collect youth baseball gear that leagues have outgrown and distribute to free for other leagues that need it. >> if you don't have cleats, gather around the box over here. >> reporter: the donations are a hit among inner city kids like harold and his teammates, who can't afford up to $200 in
baseball equipment they need to play. >> you're only young once and after that it's over. so enjoy the great game of baseball. >> reporter: in the last seven years, jeff and his son have collected 24 truckloads of baseball gear to distribute to 1,000 kids. >> it's not just a father and a son. it's a group of 100 people have come together to collect gear and then we're just a conduit. they call us the blue truck guys. >> go with that, you're going to grow into it. >> reporter: when the blue truck guys show up, it's like christmas. former san francisco giant nate oliver coordinates baseball lessons for hundreds of kids in oakland. he gives away the gear jeff collects. >> this glove is yours to keep. it belongs to you. and the look and the expression on their faces and the body language, you know, it says it all. it just -- it's just fulfilling. >> reporter: jeff packs truckloads of donations into his garage from caps to cleats.
he says he hasn't seen his garage empty in seven years when his then 11-year-old son jack was playing in a baseball camp. they donated jack's old cleats to his coach and ended up taking over and expanding the coach's donation and distribution system throughout the east bay. jack calls his father his role model. >> he's excellent at coordinating things, you know? and just always making a friendly phone call down the street, because what's the worst they're going to say, no, i don't need it? so it's -- he's a great man to look up to. >> reporter: jeff has only two requests of the recipients. >> number one is don't write me a thank you letter, you're too business. and number two, get the gear to the kids. >> reporter: so for equipping 1,000 young people to play baseball, this week's jefferson award in the bay area goes to jeff humphrey. sharon chin, cbs 5. , ♪
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around the better they are going to be, so important. and nice and not too firm but a slight give to the touch. but make sure that that skin around here is not too shriveled up and sunken in especially on the top. when you bring them home, simply store them on the counter. do not store them in the refrigerator. put avocados in the refrigerator, inside will turn black. make sure the stem is attached. if this is loose and it's open, what goes inside the air and it will turn that black also. like said, on the counter and when you make that dip, add a little lime juice and the pit so it won't turn brown. there is a tip for you. i'm tony tantillo, your fresh grocer. and always remember to eat fresh and stay healthy. i'm going to make some tonight. going to go find some jalapenos and cilantro, ciao. ben & jerry's is known for some of their kookier flavors but this might gross you out. >> it's the name. it's called schwe ddy balls.
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